WebGen™ World's first truly wireless initiating system
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Block Cave - Drawbell & Undercut​
Reduce cycle times by pre-charging rings with WebGen™. Eliminate the need for rill stabilisation and redrilling​
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Block Cave - Pre-Conditioning
Reduce complexity of the drill and blast process, remove people from hazardous areas and complete mining cycle faster.
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Simplified Bench Operations
WebGen™ reduces complexity of on bench operations and eliminates wire related misfires in Surface Mining.
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Stranded Pillar Recovery
Pillar extraction is high cost and resource heavy. Reduce extraction costs up to 75% using wireless technology.​
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Sub Level Caves
By pre-charging blast holes WebGen™ offers a significantly safer solution at SLC operations, reducing exposure of personnel at the brow and the opportunity move more material per shift lowering overall cost per tonne.
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Sub Level Open Stope
Aggregating charging events will minimise re-entry to the stope, reduce dilution, maximise free bogging and increase the speed of stope turnover.
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Temporary Pillar Recovery​
Revolutionary mining method to extract ore pillars that previously could not be recovered. Using WebGen™ the inaccessible pillars can be blasted, reducing dilution by >30% and increasing truck fill factors.​
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How It Works

The WebGen™ system completely eliminates the need for down-lines and surface connecting wires, communicates through rock, air and water to initiate blasts reliably and safely, removing people from harm’s way.

WebGen™ enables new mining methods and blasting techniques to increase productivity and reduce blasting costs. Using low frequency magnetic waves to communicate to each WebGen™ primer prior to a blast, WebGen™ is the only commercial explosives product with SIL 3 rating.

Featured News

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11 May 2023   WebGen™ enabling safe and efficient blasting - Global Mining Review This link will open in a new window
In the December 2023 edition of Global Mining Review, Washington Vilas Boas, Technical Services Engineer - Brazil, delves into how WebGen™ wireless initiating systems are redefining social responsibility and social licence to operate for surface mining without compromising productivity.
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11 May 2023   Stay ahead of the storm (pdf 1MB)
Martin Adam, Senior Manager of Commercialisation explains how conventional initiation systems impose constraints that limit mining fleet productivity during storm seasons. Our WebGen™ 200 wireless initiating system removes these constraints and creates opportunities for significant improvements in s ...
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7 Mar 2023   WebGen™ 200 Surface Wireless Initiating System Set for Commercial ReleaseThis link will open in a new window
Orica today announced the commercial release of WebGen™ 200 Surface. Developed based on the success of more than 5,000 WebGen™ 100 blasts around the world, containing over 150,000 primers, Orica’s WebGen™ 200 Surface will change how the industry blasts, more safe and efficient blasting. The wirele ...
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30 Jan 2023   Orica Wins Two Categories in the 2022 Mining Magazine AwardsThis link will open in a new window
Orica has taken home two category wins in the 2022 Mining Magazine Awards: In the Drill and Blast category, winning with our 4D™ bulk explosives system, and in the Operations and Safety category, our WebGen™ Mine Schedule Flexibility. A fitting recognition to our teams involved in the winning techno ...
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19 Oct 2022   Orica Successfully Trials WebGen™ 200 Surface at Blair AtholThis link will open in a new window
The Alpha trial program is a comprehensive verification process and validation product testing in field and Orica has hit some successful milestones recently with Alpha trials for their WebGen™ 200 Surface primer in USA, Chile and now in Australia with Blair Athol being the first coal mine globally ...
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6 Dec 2021   Blasting the surface (pdf 9.3MB)
Wireless initiating systems allow for groups of in-hole primers to be wirelessly initiated by a firing command that communicates through rock, air, and water. This World Coal article looks at how wireless blasting can benefit surface mining operations.
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16 Nov 2021   Media Release - Orica reports successful production trial of WebGen™ 200This link will open in a new window
As Orica progress towards the full commercial release of WebGen™ 200, another milestone was recently achieved at Moose Creek Quarry in Canada.
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10 Sep 2021   Media Release - Orica to unveil second generation through-the-earth, fully wireless initiating technologyThis link will open in a new window
Orica’s WebGen™ 200 technology has been designed with customers’ needs and feedback built-in as they look to further improve safety and productivity across their operations.
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11 Feb 2021   The era of wireless blasting (pdf 8.4MB)
The era of wireless blasting has truly arrived, delivering quantifiable benefits across every mining segment, including improved safety, operational flexibility, and increased ore recovery – all of which are key industry drivers.
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24 Nov 2020   Down to the wireless (pdf 7.1MB)
In early 2017, Orica launched WebGen™, a fully wireless initiating system for the first stage in fully automating the drill and blast process. It has now been fired in over 650 blasts in both surface and underground mines around the world.
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10 Aug 2020   Initiating change (pdf 2.9MB)
Having sweated all the assets possible to bring down their cost base, mining companies are now addressing the front end of the process to cut costs further. International Mining looks at how the explosives and blasting sector is responding.
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18 Feb 2020   Blasting without wires in Surface and Underground (pdf 239.6KB)
Since the launch of WebGen™, the world’s first wireless initiating system in early 2017, Orica has executed more than 500 blasts fired using the wireless technology in both surface and underground mines around the world.
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International Mining Beyond Blasting
2 Aug 2019   Beyond Blasting (pdf 1.8MB)
International Mining looks at innovations in the explosives and blasting sector, with one eye on automation and wireless detonation procedures.
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22 May 2019   2019 Winner of Austmine Innovation AwardThis link will open in a new window
Orica won the Austmine METS Innovation Award for WebGen™.
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1 Nov 2018   No wires new ideas Musselwhite (pdf 436.1KB)
Newmont Goldcorp trials new mining methods at Musselwhite with WebGen™.
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30 Jul 2018   2018 AFR Top 100 Company - Most Improved Innovative CompanyThis link will open in a new window
Orica won the 2018 AFR Top 100 Company - Most Innovative Company Award with WebGen™.
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13 Feb 2018   2017 Mining Innovation Of the Year Award - Australia's Mining MonthlyThis link will open in a new window
Orica emerged triumphant in the 2018 Australia’s Mining Monthly Awards with WebGen™.
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25 Jan 2018   WebGen™ Wireless Initiation Technology wins 2018 Mining Magazine Award ​ (pdf 1.3MB)
Orica has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Mining Magazine Award in the category of ‘Drill & Blast’.
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17 Oct 2017   Going Wireless (pdf 1.5MB)
Orica has officially launched its wireless electronic blasting system WebGen™ 100 delivering what the explosives company says is a step-change in in-hole initiation​ and a step towards automating drill and blast operations.​
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Northparkes Mines

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Resources

WebGen™ 200 Introduction Video This link will open in a new window

WebGen™ 200 Introduction Video
WebGen™ 200 has been built with enhanced capabilities, security and versatility, meeting the extreme mining conditions faced by surface and underg ...

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Temporary Rib Pillar Method This link will open in a new window

Temporary Rib Pillar Animation
Temporary pillars are pre-charged with WebGen™ to hold back the waste rock back fill in mining methods like modified AVOCA​.

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Block Cave - Hang-up Blasting This link will open in a new window

Block Cave - Hang-up Blasting
Discover how WebGen™ reduces production delays, exposure time to drawpoints and wet muck hazards and increase drawpoint availability.

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Remove people from harm’s way with WebGen™ in resource intensive pre-conditioning of block cave mines​.

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